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General Sideloading and gApps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NYC Coyote, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. NYC Coyote

    NYC Coyote Well-Known Member
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    If anyone has one of these already.... is it possible to sideload? and then install gApps to get the market on it....

    I realize it doesn't have an sdcard slot but if you can sideload.. you can then mail yourself the gApps to get the Android Market on it... then load up all the official Google Apps.

    And possibly Dropbox to sideload more....
     

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  2. mungoid

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    From what i have read, yes its possible to sideload apps from googles app marketplace. HOWEVER, I also read that some apps crash on the kindle bad and some you cant exit as there is no home button.

    So basically its attempt at your own risk. I know i plan to
     
  3. NYC Coyote

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    well.. if you can sideload.. what about sideloading an alternative launcher that has buttons? such as an Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher (which there is at least one I know of)
     
  4. matt88si

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    I was just about to post a question regarding that. I, too, would like to know the possibility of loading a custom UI/launcher.

    If loading apps has the possiblity of crashing the device, will it be easy to recover in said event? If so, I'm definitely going to try if I get one. :)
     
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    if this device is any kind of popular, i'm sure Cyanogenmod will come to it and we'll have gapps ;)
     
  6. HoPPy785

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    The engadegt review basically said side loading apps was pretty unsuccessful. Probably will have to wait till custom roms are out before you can get a full tablet experience.
     
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    I would think that the newest apps for either ICS or the latest of GB would cause it to run slow, but Froyo apps should be fine.
     
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    I wondering if the offical Weight Watchers Mobile app will work on the Kindle Fire? It don't do anything fancy, it's just big and can't be moved to the SD Card.
     
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    From what I understand, many API calls have been disabled in the UI the Fire is shipping with. But the bounty on a root will be pretty high, so I'm sure within a few days just about everything will be sideloadable as long as you're willing to kick the warranty to the curb.
     
  10. lynyrd65

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    To get soft buttons you need more than a launcher. CM7/9 tablet customizations provide these.
     
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    You're going to have to wait until it is rooted :)
     
  12. NYC Coyote

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    Well.. you can most likely sideload the Android market onto it regardless of rooting it and cyanogenmod (which I would love... put some Ice Cream on that.. the code supposedly drops on the 17th)......

    I'm thinking alternative launcher with on-screen controls (like the nook)....

    Although this is underpowered.. it is more powerful than phones that came out last year.. and should be able to handle it.
     
  13. jestyr

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    Best to buy this and just bookmark xda. Through root all things are possible.
     
  14. laslen

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    Are they going to lock this thing down like the iPad?
    What about the bootloader?

    Has there been any word from Amazon on rooting/ROMs/etc?

    I'm not doubting the dev community, but everyone seems a little too confident.
    I was under the impression this was a very tight proprietary device, based on how it has been presented by Amazon.
     
  15. NYC Coyote

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    Already a member of XDA... and..... Ice Cream Sandwich sourcecode is being released AS I TYPE THIS.....

    Kinda hoping for a cyanogen of Ice Cream for both this.. and my HTC Incredible.
     
  16. omgwtfmason

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    It would be nice if someone eventually gets it working, I'd like to download apps from the Market. I'm sure someone will though.

    It would be nice to get ICS on the device too!
     
  17. A.Nonymous

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    Depending on what apps are available through the appstore there may not be any need to side load.
     
  18. NYC Coyote

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    Although no matter what the device is limited by its storage with a full blown ICS
     
  19. lilparker2009

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    My guess would be a no because it doesn't have a literal home key so u wont be able to set it to launch it automatically
     
  20. NYC Coyote

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    As I said.. there is an Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher where you won't need it.. all the buttons are ON SCREEN: [App] Ice Cream Sandwich 2.4 Launcher - xda-developers
     
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    The only app I really want on the Kindle Fire that is not on there is Gmail, the official Gmail app, and not have to go through the email client on the Fire.
     
  22. A.Nonymous

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    Supposedly all the apps you can find in the Amazon Appstore can be found on the Fire. I think the need for the Market is next to nothing for most people if this is true.
     
  23. laslen

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    I second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and ten-millionth this.

    Oh, the horror of trying to set up Gmail on an iPad.
    I have to say, it is the main detractor of that device...

    Other than the name. I suppose.
     
  24. laslen

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    I second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and ten-millionth this.

    Oh, the horror of trying to set up Gmail on an iPad.
    I have to say, it is the main detractor of that device...

    Other than the name. I suppose.
     
  25. NYC Coyote

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    I do want it unshackled.. I mean if the idea of just "get it from the amazon market" is the norm.. we would never root anything.. try other roms.. etc..

    may as well just move onto the iDevices
     

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